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How to Copy and Paste Like a Boss

For something so essential to everyday computing, the clipboard tool is actually pretty limited. After all these years, it can still only handle one thing at a time. Copy or cut something new, and the previous contents of the clipboard are lost. Fortunately, there are both Windows and Mac tools available that will let you upgrade your clipboard experience. Read More >>

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What’s New in Windows 10 Update Threshold 2?

The first major Windows 10 update, ‘Threshold 2’, has landed, bringing with it a bunch of tweaks, performance improvements and new features. It’s free to download right now, and here’s what you’ll get with it. Read More >>

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Put Windows on Auto Pilot With Task Scheduler

Windows 10 is set to mark a sea change in the way Microsoft’s OS works, but even the modern-looking Windows 8.1 carries a bunch of legacy tools and apps that you may not know about. One of those is the Task Scheduler, a built-in utility enabling you to automate a multitude of tasks with no additional software required. Read More >>

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HP Spectre x360 Review: My New Favourite Backflipping Windows Laptop

“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop — and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is how much you get for your money. Read More >>

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Windows 10 is Coming This Summer

Thought Windows 10 wouldn't arrive till October? Think again. You won't have long to wait to get rid of 8—because the operating system you deserve is coming this summer instead. Read More >>

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A Slimmed Down Windows 10 Will Make Cheap Tablets Far Less Crap

Windows 10 already seems much better than Windows 8. Cortana integration, Spartan browser, a Start Menu—yes please. But how about some more storage space on your tiny solid state drive? Yeah, that sounds nice, too. Read More >>

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HP’s Spectre x360 Might be the Best Transforming Laptop I’ve Ever Seen

Milled aluminium. All-day battery life. Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. A bitchin' keyboard, and a large, clickable trackpad with excellent multitouch response. If you didn't know any better, you'd think I was describing a MacBook Air. I'm not—I'm talking HP's Spectre x360, a gorgeous premium convertible PC that starts at just $900 (d/c £583). Read More >>

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Microsoft is Really Killing it Right Now

It's tempting to think of Microsoft as some ageing dinosaur. But that's wrong. Change has been building for almost a year now. Yes Windows 8 was a mess, and the Xbox One's early days were embarrassing, but Microsoft's been sharpening its game with impressive deftness and speed. And now it is once again, hands down, the most exciting company in tech. Read More >>

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Asus Makes Transforming Windows Tablets Way Less Chunky

Asus popularised the cheap detachable laptop, but they've always been chunky little things. Not the Transformer Book Chi. Asus claims the new 10.1-inch T100 Chi is the thinnest Windows tablet ever made. And the 12.5-inch T300 Chi—combined with its keyboard—is now thinner than a MacBook Air. Read More >>

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review: A Futuristic Laptop That Lags Behind

My laptop bag has never felt this light. My computer, never this thin. The £1,300 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro feels like the future. But the future ain't here yet. Read More >>

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Windows 9 May Cost £20 for Windows 7 Users

Russian Windows leaker Wzor is claiming that Windows 9 will cost "somewhere in the region of $30" (or roughly £20) for Windows 7 users, compared to it being free for Windows 8 users. Read More >>

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Windows 9 Will be Free for Windows 8 Users, Confirms Microsoft Executive

An Indonesian executive for Microsoft has seemingly confirmed a long-rumoured detail of the upcoming Windows 9 operating system, in that it will be offered free of charge to Windows 8 users. Well, that way you'll have less to complain about if it turns out to be rubbish, I suppose. Read More >>

laptops
Watch Out Chromebooks: Super Cheap Windows 8 Machines are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super cheap computer, but they're not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points. Read More >>